College tours allow you to get a feel for the campus and if it might be a good fit for you, but it can also be very overwhelming! There’s a lot of information to gather on the college tours, so here is a starting point so you don’t forget any.

  • Do they have the majors and minors you are interested in? What are the school’s strongest majors?

  • What merit and need based scholarships are offered? Percentage of students receive financial aid?

  • What do admissions counselors look for in applicants? What is the average SAT score and GPA? (can be found online)

  • Do they have extracurricular clubs and organizations that coincide with your interests and career goals? How do you start the process for starting a club?

  • Are there any religious organizations are on campus?

  • What intramural and club sports does the school offer?

  • What do students do for fun in the area?

  • Are there measures for safety that the college takes?

  • Are the areas around campus safe?

  • How many students attend the school and what is the size of the campus?

  • What is the student-to-teacher ratio?

  • Are the dorms co-ed or separated by gender?

  • Do the dorms have suite style or communal bathrooms, or a combination of both?

  • What does the process for roommate matching entail?

  • Are there off-campus housing options? What percentage of students live on campus?

  • Percentage of students live in-state and go home on the weekends?

  • What are the food options on campus?

  • What percentage of students are in Greek life?

  • Is rush in the fall or spring?

  • How popular are sporting events?

  • Is gym membership included in tuition? How about laundry?

  • Are printers provided?

  • What are the study abroad opportunities? Is there a DC internship program?

  • Are rides provided from the airport to campus?

  • Are freshmen allowed to bring a car? Is there parking? How much does on-campus parking cost?

  • What are the on-campus transportation options?

  • How would you describe the energy on campus?

  • What is the nearest big city to the campus?

  • What is the school’s distance from your home? Is it easily accessible from where you live?

  • What is the political climate on campus?

Elizabeth Troutman loves Jesus, writing, reading, baking, the Ben Shapiro Show, Parks and Rec, ice cream, and the color pink. She is a freshman at Hillsdale studying Politics and Journalism.

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